Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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One of the Worst Treated Conditions in Western Medicine, Part 1
May 15, 2018
Dr. Sarah Myhill is one of Britain’s foremost experts on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or as it’s sometimes referred to there, Myalgic Encephalitis (ME). In her book, “Sustainable Medicine,” she claims that “CFS is one of the worst treated conditions in Western Medicine.” Patients are sometimes told to just exercise, or undergo psychotherapy, to recover. Myhill vociferously disagrees, asserting: “Its mitochondria, not hypochondria!” She dismisses the notorious PACE study, which had become the standard of care for CFS sufferers with “graded exercise,” as scientific fraud. How do you repair the mitochondria and boost their function? Why is the Paleo-Ketogenic Diet central to recovery? What does the ATP profile test tell us about mitochondrial function? Dr. Myhill’s pioneering studies document objective improvements in patients’ cellular energetics, in addition to subjective reports of symptom amelioration. What are the five basic supplements she recommends? Why are support of thyroid and adrenal function critical? What role for sleep? How do infections undermine mitochondrial efficiency? Why is detoxification so important for some CFS sufferers? How do heat treatments and chelation help? Dr. Myhill continues to campaign for the rights of CFS patients to be properly diagnosed and treated in the face of what she terms “systemic medical abuse.” Click HERE for part 2.



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One of the Worst Treated Conditions in Western Medicine, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Sarah Myhill, one of Britain’s foremost experts on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and author of "Sustainable Medicine: Whistle-Blowing on 21st-Century Medical Practice." Click HERE for part 1.



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Repairing Damaged Cells, A Powerful Healthy Aging Strategy, Part 1
April 24, 2018
Prof. Garth Nicolson is recognized as a pioneer in research on the mitochondria, the energy factories within cells. Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a role in a myriad of diseases, as well as in the aging process. Fatigue is its cardinal symptom. The mitochondria are implicated in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s Disease, chronic infections like Lyme Disease, Gulf War Syndrome, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and obesity, autism, and even some cancers. Prof. Nicolson has demonstrated that membrane lipid replacement therapy (LRT) with glycerolphospholipids (NT Factor) can facilitate recovery from many of these disorders. Clinical studies have demonstrated that LRT can increase energy levels by 40% or more. What companion nutrients also support mitochondrial performance? How much NT Factor do you need to take? How fast does it take effect? Prof. Nicolson shares exciting results of clinical trials he’s currently undertaking with LRT. Learn about NT Factor clinical trials by clicking HERE. Click HERE for part 2.



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An Odyssey Through a Mysterious Illness, Part 1
May 9, 2017
In her new book, "Through the Shadowlands," science journalist Julie Rehmeyer chronicles her odyssey through a mysterious illness. After encountering debilitating fatigue, Rehmeyer got no answers from medical doctors other than a diagnosis of CFS--Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Even the slightest exertion prompted severe exacerbations. After one particularly incapacitating bout, she undertook an extreme measure--a desert retreat to Death Valley. There she discovered that one component of her illness was mold sensitivity. Rehmeyer describes how volatile gasses emitted by molds can cripple the nervous systems of susceptible individuals. She emphasizes that there's no "one-size-fits-all" solution to CFS; different patients respond to different measures like diet, supplements, hormonal support, or immunomodulators. Rehmeyer has become a vocal advocate for CFS research, and briefs us on the latest advances. She also offers a critique of a much-maligned study--PACE--which concludes that CFS patients just need exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy to recover. Click HERE for part 2.



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An Odyssey Through a Mysterious Illness, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with science journalist Julie Rehmeyer, author of "Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer's Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn't Understand," who chronicles her odyssey through a mysterious illness. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for February 4, Part 1
February 6, 2017
Choking on food is a major Super Bowl peril--REALLY? NSAIDs for back pain offer little relief, lots of risks; Should older adults take the pneumonia vaccine? What's the value of thermography for breast cancer imaging? The secret to Trump's luxuriant hair--Propecia? Why does food taste best when you make it yourself? Supplements that support mitochondrial energy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
January 25, 2017
Would the supplement, Moducare, help with chronic fatigue syndrome? Can you regain muscle mass after age 60? My doctor told me to take 45 mcg vitamin K2 along with vitamin D but isn’ t the correct dose 90 – 180 mcg? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 24, Part 1
December 26, 2016
Cured meats may worsen asthma, but no evidence processed meats are bad for you; Your fitness tracker may leak your personal data to the dark web; Fluorescent lights may harm milk's flavor, nutrient content; Stem cells may eventually repair knees--but only with high-tech prep; How to hasten post-surgical recovery; Bed-bound with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome--help! Is selenium more than just an antioxidant? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Part 1: A Flawed Study on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Patients Fight Back
October 13, 2016
CFS patients fight back against flawed PACE study! It may seem like a paradox that exhausted, debilitated patients should be engaged in a militant effort to refute the conclusions of a study published in the Lancet in 2011 which posited that “fatigued patients who go out and exercise have the best hope of recovery.” The PACE study claimed that CFS patients were deconditioned and exercise-phobic, and that dramatic successes could be achieved with “graded exercise” and cognitive behavioral therapy. Critics of the study were denounced as “cranks.” But CFS activists (an oxymoron?!) were convinced the study was bogus and trivialized the deep-seated physical dysfunction of true sufferers. The CFS community waged a long, ultimately successful battle to uncover the methodological errors and outright conflicts of interest that rendered the PACE a case study of bad science. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Natural Intervention for Blood Pressure, Part 2
September 12, 2016
Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Steve Wood, President of Zona Health and a former sufferer of hypertension who was able to avoid medication with a new natural treatment breakthrough. Click HERE for part 1.



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